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PLEASE NOTE: During the completion of the Ridge Road Sanitary and Water Improvement Project – Phase 2, the speed limit on Ridge Road between West Pleasant Valley Road and Sprague Road will be lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph.

Additional construction zone signs, with a 25 mph mounted on the top of the sign, will be placed in the zone. Thank you for your cooperation.


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Reporting Non-Working Street Lights
To report a non-working street light, please go here to register the dysfunctional light with The Illuminating Company.

The Service Department does NOT handle anything on private property. The Service Department is only responsible for trees on tree lawns. Direct your calls to FirstEnergy’s call center at 888-544-4877.
  


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Five Ways to Recycle Right

Want to do your part in preserving the earth for generations to come? Not sure how to participate? Recycling is a simple and easy way to make a difference in saving the planet for a brighter today and tomorrow.

  1. Leave recyclables loose, not bagged.
    Plastic bags do not belong in your recycling bin or cart. The bags get tangled in the sorting machines at the recycling facilities and cause major problems for the recycling process. Plastic shopping bags can be recycled at many retail locations, including Giant Eagle, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marc’s, Target and Walmart stores. 
  2. Make sure it is clean and empty.
    Rinse residue from cartons, containers, bottles and jars or any other recyclable that may contain food particles. For example, greasy pizza boxes are not accepted. 
  3. Keep it dry.
    When it comes to paper and cardboard, keeping it dry is imperative for the recycling process. Please flatten all cardboard boxes as well. 
  4. Do not wish-cycle.
    Think you can throw everything into your recycling bin, and it will get sorted at the recycling plant? Think again. Recycling only these five core items is paramount: cans, cartons, glass, paper and plastic, along with plastic bottles and jugs. 
  5. Join a social media community.
    Share a post. Write a story. Get engaged with the social media accounts in your community. You will find Cuyahoga County’s accounts located on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram YouTube and LinkedIn.

Republic Services provides weekly curbside recycling for residents. Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper, boxes, and plastic bottles and jugs loose (not bagged) in the provided green-wheeled cart.
 

2019 Waste Round-Up
Special Saturday Drop-Off Schedule

For more details about recycling, visit Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at www.CuyahogaRecycles.org or http://cuyahogarecycles.org/parma or 216-443-3749.

See Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District offers a recycling and disposal search engine for all residents of Cuyahoga County. Find answers to your recycling, disposal and reuse questions by using the “What Do I Do With?” search bar located at the top of every page of at www.CuyahogaRecycles.org.  


Drop-Off Recycling
Parma residents and businesses can drop off aluminum cans at the Parma Animal Shelter (6260 State Road) and the Ridgewood Golf Course Maintenance Building (West 54th Street).


Other Recycling

Fluorescent Bulbs
Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe’s store. Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. See http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/fluorescent_bulbs

Batteries
Recycle rechargeable batteries for free at retail locations throughout Cuyahoga County. See a list of locations at www.call2recycle.org/locator/. See also www.cuyahogarecycles.org/batteries.

Computers
Recycle old, unwanted household computer equipment year-round at 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard. CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software and other peripheral devices and accessories can be recycled. Televisions are not accepted. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Proper Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste can be dropped off year-round (residents only) at 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No latex paint. Learn more about proper disposal of household hazardous waste and see a list of acceptable materials at http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/hazardous_waste

Latex Paint
Latex and any other water-based paint are not hazardous materials and are not accepted in the city’s household hazardous waste collection. Latex paint should be dried and disposed in the regular rubbish. Step-by-step instructions on how to dry latex paint is available at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/latex_paint.

Medication
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office provides an ongoing disposal option for medication. The Sheriff’s RX Drug Drop Box program allows residents to deposit unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at drop boxes in participating law enforcement agencies across Cuyahoga County. Drop off medications at the Parma Police Department or find other locations at http://www.rxdrugdropbox.org/.

Propane Tanks
Recycle propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders through propane dealers and retail stores that sell propane and other pressurized gas. See https://cuyahogarecycles.org/propane_tanks.

Tires
When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state-licensed facilities. If you already have tires at home, contact one of the following store chains who provide tire disposal for non-customers. These include Conrad’s Tire Express, Firestone Auto Care and National Tire and Battery.


Rubbish Removal
The City of Parma’s rubbish collection is provided by Republic Services. Call Republic Services at 800-433-1309. Customer service hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parma Ordinance No. 131-16 allows for the collection of a rubbish pickup fee of $12 a month ($11 for qualifying seniors) to be collected through the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer. If you have questions about this fee, please contact the Service Department at 440-885-8191. For background information on the garbage fee, click here.

All garbage and refuse shall be picked up once each week on a day specified on the map. Please place refuse within three feet off the curb by 7 a.m. Trash can be placed outside the day before pickup but not before noon.

Do not place the following items into the blue container: Hazardous waste, paint chemicals, motor oil, liquids, dead animals, hot ashes, large car parts, tires or car batteries. Small amounts of debris like plastic and drywall are acceptable. Do not place broken glass, syringes or sharp objects loose in the trash cart.

Collections are not made on the following holidays:
          New Year’s Day
          Memorial Day
          Independence Day
          Labor Day
          Thanksgiving Day
          Christmas Day

If a holiday listed above lands on a weekday, each collection after the holiday will be delayed one day.

2019 Bulk Pickup
Bulk pickup occurs the fourth Monday of every month. During that week, residents will have their bulk garbage picked up on their regular rubbish days.

Republic Services requires that discarded mattresses be wrapped in plastic for bulk pickup. This is to prevent the possible transfer of bedbugs onto employees’ clothing.

2019 Bulk Pickup Dates for Weeks of:
          January 28
          February 25
          March 25
          April 22
          May 27
          June 24
          July 22
          August 26
          September 23
          October 28
          November 25
          December 23

Yard Waste Collection
Separate yard waste collection will take place beginning the week of April 15 and will continue through the end of November on your regular pickup day. Grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard waste bags not to exceed 40 pounds, or residents may also place yard waste loose in their old garbage cans marked Yard Waste. Small branches must be cut and bundled and not exceed three feet in length or 40 pounds and should be placed next to yard waste bags or cans. Do not place any yard waste in the green recycle cart.

Click here to view a map of the area for pickup days. 

Senior Lawn Mowing
Lawn mowing for income-eligible seniors begins when school dismisses for the summer in June and lasts for the following 10 weeks. This program is considered supplemental. Applications can be obtained by calling 216-661-7372.

Senior Snow Removal
Snow removal for income-eligible seniors will begin after the first four inches of snowfall. To help us maintain fast service, keep your driveway free of vehicles and open driveway fence gates. Please be patient for service because we plow more than 400 driveways. For applications for senior citizen or physically disabled snow removal, call 216-661-7372.

Street Snow Removal
Snow removal on our streets will be prompt and as efficient as possible. We plow the main streets first, hills and then the neighborhoods. Please keep your vehicles off the street during snowfall, especially when the snow exceeds two inches and the parking ban comes into effect.

Snowplow Damage
If your tree lawn has been damaged by city snowplows, please call the complaint department at 440-885-8083, and you will be placed on a repair list. Repairs will begin in early spring or when weather permits.

Water Breaks
Water breaks that occur on city streets or tree lawns are the responsibility of  the Cleveland Division of Water. If a water break is reported to our department or the complaint department, it is dispatched to the city of Cleveland for repair.

Sewer Service
The Cuyahoga County Sanitary Engineer handles house calls for service. If you need service, call 216-443-8201 during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The after-hours emergency number is 800-683-2689. Leave a message, and a supervisor will contact the homeowner.

If you are experiencing a problem with storm sewers, including catch basins, call the Parma Service Department at 440-885-8195. After 3 p.m. on weekdays and weekends, call the Service Garage at 440-885-8980.


Director

Brian HigginsBrian Higgins

Contact Information
Office: 440-885-8191
Fax: 440-885-8192

Email: service@cityofparma-oh.gov

Brian Higgins has overall responsibility for the city’s service department. He joined the DePiero Administration after having served for over a decade as the city of Brook Park’s service director.

A certified electrician by trade, Higgins has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for nearly 30 years.










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